Funiculaire de Thonon-les-Bains
Port de Rives - Belvédère
Téléphone : 04 50 26 35 35
Thonon’s 19th Century hillside railway, Constructed in 1888, ‘Le Funiculaire’ was moved by a counter-weighting system using 11 tons of water. Today, it still links the port to the town centre, but since 1990, it has been powered by electricity.
The cable car Rives-Thonon (in Thonon-les-Bains), the second cable car built in France, was founded on April 2, 1888. Conceived by the engineer Auguste Alesmonières, it is the only cable car in the world where the two cars pass each other in a turn. The total length is 230 meters, 86.8 meters of turning. Before, eleven tons of water were used to run the cable car, and it was not until 1990 that the cable car started running automatically.
Services & Equipement
- Pets welcome
- Unguided group tours
- Unguided individual tours
From 01/09 to 30/09/2023
Opening hours daily between 8 am and 9 pm.
From 01/10/2023 to 30/04/2024
Opening hours on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday between 8 am and 12.15 pm and between 1.15 pm and 6.30 pm. On Sunday between 8 am and 12.15 pm and between 1.15 pm and 6 pm.
Closed exceptionally on January 1st and December 25th.
Adult: 1.20 €.
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